Meet our latest AI for Social Impact cohort!

Our AI for Social Impact Programme, developed and delivered in partnership with Microsoft and Microsoft for Startups, reflects our shared belief that the biggest opportunity for AI is when people shape it to create the future they want to see.

The spring 2021 cohort is made up of 13 ambitious, purpose-led tech ventures. They are all shaping a better future by supporting the UK healthcare and manufacturing industries – two of the areas hardest hit by the pandemic – to recover faster and better from COVID-19.

Our four-month programme, which began in March 2020, has helped them drive forward their tech solutions in these two key areas. They have all benefited from a programme of workshops, access to 1-1 expert advisors, peer support and tightly focused modules on topics including AI and social impact frameworks, and now join a group of more than 300 Social Tech Trust alumni.

Microsoft experts have helped them develop their technical product and commercial go-to-market strategy; Social Tech Trust specialists have helped them embed scalable social impact at the core of their organisation and they have received support to implement AI in a meaningful, secure and responsible way.


“Microsoft’s AI for Social Impact programme has continually exceeded expectations.  Quickly after starting the programme it’s becoming very clear how we can partner to make chronic care faster, safer and simpler for everyone. I can’t wait to see the supercharged value we’ll be able to deliver to clinicians and patients.”  Janu Shan, Co-Founder and CEO of CareIQ

Meet the ventures future proofing healthcare

C the Signs is a digital platform that uses AI to identify patients at risk of cancer at the earliest and most curable stage of the disease.

CanSense is developing an accurate, rapid, non-invasive, blood diagnostic for the early detection of Cancer using Spectroscopy and AI-based technologies.

CareIQ is a chronic disease management platform to help clinicians and patients collaborate on healthcare.

e-Surgery is revolutionising global access to medication and advice through their e-Pharmacy platform; building an API that enables 3rd parties to offer private prescription medication on their website.

FollowApp Care brings dentists and patients together outside of the treatment room through personalised digital care journeys, finding issues before they become problems, building trust and empowering patients.

iLoF is enabling a new era of personalized medicine, by using AI and photonics to build a cloud-based library of diseases biomarkers and biological profiles.

Medicspot improve remote consultations, making exceptional healthcare accessible in every community.

MediShout turns hospitals into digitally smart environments, so staff can deliver best patient care.

Podium Analytics  create a safer world of sport through an innovative and accessible digital platform that aims to transform the relationship young people have with injury.


Meet the ventures revolutionising manufacturing and resources.

Fabriq is a software platform for those committed to making buildings more sustainable with the environment and occupiers in mind.

Neuer Energy is an AI platform with SaaS applications that simplifies the scientific analysis of GHG emissions and resource utilisation. Helping global or local businesses, cities and governments achieve net zero goals, NeuerEnergy streamlines your complex roadmap, procurement and transparency of CO2e mitigation and removal targets.

SafetyNet Technologies convert fishing boats into scientific vessels, to create a deeper understanding of the oceans to help reduce wastage in the seafood industry and assist climate modelling.

The Data Analysis Bureau is helping radically shorten the time to impact through industry & production ready machine learning pipeline solutions.

Meet our previous cohorts

Our alumni includes:

2020 AI for Good

Akari –  A conversational app to help with accessibility needs.

Baobab – Using technology to enable access to justice at scale for law clinics, community advice centres, and pro bono legal operations.

BeneTalk – World’s first wearable speech tracker and digital coach for speech fluency therapy.

EcoSync – Cloud-based platform helping commercial buildings to stop heating empty rooms.

Good Boost –   Provides affordable and accessible therapeutic exercise programmes through cutting-edge technology.

Hello Lamp Post – Helps cities better understand, communicate with and educate its citizens through playful conversations with street objects like statues via text messages.

miiCARE –  Developed MiiCube with built-in sensors and Monica, a personal AI-based digital health companion to help the elderly live more independently and be safe, healthy and happy.

MyCognition – Tracks, treats and prevents poor mental health through a cognitive assessment and training app.

OrxaGrid – A socially driven team that envisions energy optimisation for a reliable, affordable and sustainable energy future for all.

Signly – A pioneering British sign language online translation tool for webpages to make them deaf friendly.


2019 AI for Good

Access Eartha free platform that allows you to find and rate places by your accessibility needs.

Agricompas – an agricultural data analytics company that provides knowledge and decision support to improve the technical, environmental and economical efficiency of crop value chain processes worldwide

Agrimetricsprovides data, infrastructure and expertise needed to solve global food and environmental challenges.

BetterSpacean employee wellbeing platform that empowers employees to understand and take control of their own wellbeing, and give them the tools to do so.

Citymaasa global platform, built for communities to find accessibility information before they travel.

ev.energymanages electric vehicle charging, automatically optimising for a greener, cheaper charge.

iDyslexica social app for those living & working with dyslexia & ADHD, with built-in secure classrooms connecting parents, students, teachers and caseworkers.

Immersive Rehab – engaging and motivating digital therapeutics using virtual reality to improve the effectiveness of physical & neuro-rehabilitation.

ThermaFY – Thermal imaging reporting software that improves people’s lives by analysing heat patterns

Upstream Healthprovides innovative technologies and new service approaches for health and social care teams, making a positive difference to clinicians, patients and families.

WeWalkthe world’s most revolutionary smart cane and app developed for ultimate visually impaired mobility.


You can discover more about our 2019 and 2020 cohorts and the outcomes of the programmes in Our Impact Journey’.